“I don’t have time for this!”
How many times do you say that every day? Likely too many. Many of us keep wondering how we can squeeze in some extra time during our 24/7 work schedule to help reduce the long list of pending tasks.
Well, the number of hours in the day are not going to increase. So, it’s up to you to create that extra time you need. The following six tips will get you started on making the most of the time you do have.
1. Stop Multitasking
If you think multitasking will get things done faster, think again. Focusing on one thing at a time is a more productive thing to do. You’ll end up finishing tasks faster.
2. Outsource Your Non-Core Tasks
Learning how to delegate work is something I’ve already recommended. Don’t try to do everything yourself. Get help.
3. Outsource Chores
Outsourcing chores and errands would be a good idea as well. There are services like DoMyStuff that help you with it.
Try to simplify all the areas of your life – be it your home, your office, the tools you use everyday, things you consume…everything. Focus on eliminating non-essential items that suck up your time.
5. Focus On Quality
As James Chartrand mentioned in a previous WorkAwesome post, being productive in the real sense means focusing on quality instead of quantity.
6. Work from Home
If your commute time is significant, you could ask your boss to let you work from home. If you can convince her that you’ll be more productive, she might agree.
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